Saturday, February 5, 2011

Grateful or Taken for Granted

I've been asking my self lately;
as women do we have a Grateful heart
for what God has given us
or are we Taking his gift for Granted??

God has been pointing out to me
that he wants me to be a good steward
of everything he gives me,,,,,
Not just our money..

Am I a good steward of my
husband and marriage?
God gave me my husband and my marriage.
do I have a grateful heart towards him
or do I take it for granted?
Do I support him and encourage him
Am I the Helper to him that God designed me to be?

God gave me the gift of having children..
Do I have a mothers grateful heart,
am I being a good steward of the time he has given me with my children
Am I taken the time that God has give me with them
to teach them to Love and Honor God,
How to be a godly person, in every situation?
Is my heart Grateful or just Taken for Granted
that there will always be tomorrow .

My body and my health...
Am I being a good steward of this temple
he has given me..
Am I eating properly and resting the way
I should..
The outside of our bodies , is a tell tell sign of
what we are putting on the inside.
Good healthy food or chemicals
Is our mind stressed or are we leaning on God
and trusting him.
He tells us..do not be anxious for anything.
Who of you can add a day to your life by worrying...

And of our fiances..
Whether you are the bread winner of you home
or a house wife..
Are we being good stewards of the monies
that come in..
Are we stretching the dollar
(clipping coupons, buying with cash instead of credit,
waiting for items to go on sale, etc )
not Taken it for Granted,but being Grateful
for all that we have been given,,
and are we having a kind heart
to take those savings and bless someone
else that is less fortunate..

God doesn't want us to be good steward
with only our money..
He gives us soooooo much
and I want to learn to be
Grateful and never Take it for Granted...

Just a thought..

I so desire to make God proud..
And he has been so good to me..
even when I wasnt being Grateful...

7 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Good thoughts and a good way for me to start off my day. I need to be grateful and not just take things for granted...grateful that He alone is my source in all things.

Jill said...

Great post ~~ "I desire to make God proud..and He has been so good to me..even when I wasn't being Grateful..." ~~ how true, and I desire to make Him proud, too. ♥

-:-Chanin-:- said...

Karen,

wonderful post and so true! Thanks for the reminders :)

Much love, Chanin

Cora said...

Thanks for these reminders that keep us in check with the important things in our lives. Remembering the true value of all His blessings and being truly Grateful!!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

You bring up a very good point. It's important to be grateful for everything that we have to be good stewards of everything God has given us. We are so blessed, aren't we? :) :) :) Thanks for the good word, Karen :) :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

partialemptynester said...

Good thoughts...a post to come back to over and over!!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Thanks for these heartfelt words!